REAR ADMIRAL ALAN B. SHEPARD JR. - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 80753
Sale Price $360.00
ALAN SHEPARD. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Adam Harwood-/Alan Shepard". Official NASA photo. Color, 10x8. Official NASA photograph, captioned on verso, released after Shepard was selected to be Commander of Apollo 14 but before the flight, during which he became the fifth man to walk on the Moon. Shepard (1923-1998) was the first American to journey into space. On May 5, 1961, in the Freedom 7 spacecraft, he was launched by a Redstone vehicle on a ballistic trajectory suborbital flight that carried him to an altitude of 116 statute miles and to a landing point 302 statute miles down the Atlantic Missile Range. He made his second space flight as spacecraft Commander on Apollo 14, January 31 - February 9, 1971. Shepard was accompanied on man's third lunar landing mission by Stuart A. Roosa, command module pilot, and Edgar D. Mitchell, lunar module pilot. Maneuvering their lunar module, Antares, to a landing in the hilly upland Fra Mauro region of the moon, Shepard and Mitchell subsequently deployed and activated various scientific equipment and experiments and collected almost 100 pounds of lunar samples for return to earth. (Shepard also hitting a golf ball he had smuggled aboard). Fine condition.
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